Real-time Tracking of Prescription Drugs OK’d in New York

A deal is imminent on a plan requiring physicians and pharmacists to check a “real-time” database before prescribing certain drugs, such as addictive pain killers. 

Besides requiring physicians and pharmacists to participate in the real-time tracking program—designed to cut down on doctor-shopping by people trying to load up on narcotics—the impending deal also would make New York the first state in the nation to mandate that doctors move to an all-electronic drug prescription system.

Source:  Buffalo – June 6, 2012